Isla Damas Travel Guide

  • Isla Damas' dock
    Isla Damas' dock
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  • Sea Lions in Isla Choros
    Sea Lions in Isla Choros
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  • A penguin on Isla Choros
    A penguin on Isla Choros
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Isla Damas Things to Do

  • The Lighthouse

    The best view of the island can be accomplished if you climb the huge rock where the lighthouse stands. It's an easy climb, and although there is a sign telling you not to trespass, then again, who will tell you not to? Climb it, take pictures, and go back down again. And please, don't play with the lighthouse. It's there for a reason. Take care of...

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  • Beach #3

    Last, but definately not least. This is, according to me (and everybody I went to the island with) the best beach on the island. It's definately one of the best beaches I've seen in Chile. Simply amazing. And calm. We were the only ones there.

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  • Beach #2

    From the campsite to the west (take your right at the whalebone), you'll find this beach which is surrounded by sea. Impressive. The picture shows the beach with low tides. Imagine it with high tides. A strip of white sand surrounded by ocean...

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  • Beach #1

    This beach is next to the dock. Being the first out of 3 it can be considered as a nice beach. Just imagine waking up and seeing this beach in front of the tent. What else do you need?

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  • Rock formations

    The three islands, Isla Choros, Isla Damas and Isla Gaviota are no volcanic islands. Just 100% rock. Not volcanic rock. Anyhow, the sea, the wind and the hand of God has made some beautiful formations as the one in the picture. From Isla Choros, I present to you La Portada (the name resembles the rock formation in Antofagasta which is a much larger...

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  • Penguins

    This National Park is called, for obvios reasons, Parque Nacional Ping?ino de Humboldt. You'll see plenty of this funny looking birds all over Isla Choros.

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Isla Damas Restaurants

  • RESTAURANT #3

    If you're hungry, and want to eat something, gather some friends and eat, maybe a sandwich, maybe a cup of coffee, or even a spaguetti dish. This restaurant is open 24-7, and it's got friendly chefs and waiters. When you're hungry, every dish is exquisite. Try the spaguettis. They're amazing.

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  • RESTAURANT #2

    If you're not on the mood of a barbecue, then you can always try the excellent recepies of Daniel and Mara. Both know exactly how to cook salmon. Charbroiled salmon, with spices and butter.

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  • RESTAURANT #1

    Barbecues are always welcomed amongst chileans, specially amongst my friends an myself. Bring whatever you can and put it on the fire. You won't regret it! Everything

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Isla Damas Transportation

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    by IIGUANA Written Apr 19, 2004

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    The only way to get to Isla Damas is with the boats owned by the fishermen of Punta de Choros. These guys know exactly that they've got the only option to get to the island. But since most of them discovered this fact, they compete with each other when it comes to prices. Don't take the first boat. Ask around. You'll probably find better prices after 15 minutes. At least we did.

    Dealing with the fishermen

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Isla Damas What to Pack

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    by IIGUANA Written Apr 19, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warm clothing, swimsuits

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything you need

    Photo Equipment: All the batteries, film and whatever you need to take the picture of the lifetime

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A good tent, someting to sleep on top (you'll thank me after a few days)

    Miscellaneous: WATER!!!! There's no water on the island. Nor food. Nor shops, restaurants, all inclusive hotels or anything. Just Mother Nature and what it has to offer.

    Some of us with SOME of the things we brought
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